Profile: Chris Kelly of Prog-Tech Behemoths Alustrium


We use the term Behemoths to describe Alustrium as the music on their upcoming third full length, A Monument To Silence, is matching in stature. Their progressive slant on tech death is an absolute diamond in a crowded gem mine and their attention to making each song pop with life and bravado helps keep them at the top of the heap. Their previous two outings were no slouches, but here they are unstoppable on all levels. Creative, catchy, heavy as hell, and bombastic are all proper descriptors but the list could go on and on. Just ahead of the album’s release we posed our Profile questions to guitarist and vocalist Chris Kelly to get under the hood a bit and find out what makes them tick. Head below to see how it went down and DO grab yourself a copy from the links contained within.

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Album Review: Soen — “Imperial”

Soen - Imperial

I bloody hate snakes. I don’t wanna look at them and I don’t want them anywhere near me. However, if there’s an exception that makes me excited, it’s this black mamba on the cover of Soen‘s new album. Their previous release, Lotus, was my favourite album of 2019 and naturally I have massive expectations of Imperial. This will be the fifth full-length album for the Swedish supergroup, founded by ex-Opeth man Martin Lopez and vocalist Joel Ekelöf.

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Album Review: Green Carnation — “Leaves of Yesteryear”

Green Carnation - Leaves of Yesteryear

Admittedly, I do not have much experience with Green Carnation.  When the title track to the band’s comeback album dropped and the buzz began, I actually had a moment where I sat at my computer and said out loud to no one, “what is this Green Carnation everyone keeps talking about?”  After having taken a chance on Leaves of Yesteryear, I think I may have some, but not nearly all, of their sound figured out.  But that’s always been Green Carnation’s brand: they always leave you guessing, and after fourteen years they still have more tricks up their sleeves. Continue reading